Mary Star of the Sea High School in San Pedro has been selected for the National Football League’s Super Bowl High School Honor Roll, an initiative that recognizes schools and communities for their contributions to Super Bowl history and for positively impacting the game of football.

The NFL initiative, which was launched last year as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Super Bowl, awards high schools a commemorative Golden Football for every football player or coach who was on an active Super Bowl roster.

Former professional football player Tim Wrightman, who graduated with the class of ’78 at Mary Star of the Sea, presented a Golden Football to his alma mater during a ceremony on Jan. 19. During his senior year, Wrightman was a top 10 college recruit after earning All-CIF honors his junior and senior years, and was South Bay Player of the Year his final year.

His athletic and academic achievements earned Wrightman scholarship offers from many prestigious colleges across the country. He attended UCLA, where, by the end of his senior year, he was ranked seventh all-time on the UCLA receiving list, and earned both All-American honors and Academic All-American honors. In 2003, Wrightman was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame after playing two seasons for the Chicago Bears.

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